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  • Haj pilgrims being overcharged, says Cong MP Husain Dalwai

    Congress leader and Rajya Sabha  MP Husain Dalwai has sought Centre's intervention for reducing the "financial burden" on Haj pilgrims, who he claimed have to foot additional charges due to unfair "rules of the Haj Committee.

  • Nepal earthquake: One dead in Indian embassy in Kathmandu

    The daughter of an employee of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu died in the massive earthquake in Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday

  • India evacuates over 1,000 from Yemen, Modi praises efforts

    Over 1,000 people were evacuated from strife-torn Yemen on Monday by India which also received requests for assistance from 26 countries including the US and France

  • India sends plane to airlift citizens from Yemen

    Air India today flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country

  • India considering sending two ships to evacuate Indians in Yemen

    With the situation in Yemen slipping more into uncertainty, India on Thursday said it was assessing the evolving situation in the Arab country and considering sending two ships to evacuate Indian nationals

  • India, China hold border talks

    National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the special Representative for the India-China boundary talks sat down with his Chinese counterpart, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, for the 18th round of border talks

  • Sydney murder: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Australian counterpart

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday took up with her Australian counterpart the murder of an Indian IT consultant in a Sydney street. Australian police have released CCTV footage of the woman minutes before she was stabbed to death three days ago

  • Modi's moti-maala

    By the end of this week, Prime Minister Modi would have visited Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles, notching up some more brownie points in the Love-Thy-Neighbour (including extended neighbourhood) trend

  • If someone tries to break into my house, I can shoot: Sri Lankan PM

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made the statement regarding Indian fishermen even as Sushma Swaraj was in Colombo to lay the ground for PM Modi’s bilateral visit this week

  • Kailash Mansarovar yatra to begin on June 8

    The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China

  • Sushma Swaraj to raise issue of 11 Indian prisoners with Oman

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that she will raise the issue of 11 Indians - currently in jails in Oman - during her meetings with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership tomorrow

  • Sri Lankan president arrives on India visit

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived here Sunday on a four-day state visit - his maiden trip abroad since he won the presidential elections last month

  • India to ease way for Chinese businesses, Modi visit in May

    India will make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the country as it seeks to take bilateral economic ties with China to "a qualitatively new level", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Sunday, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the country in May

  • Jaishankar takes over as foreign secretary, Sushma says was in loop

    S. Jaishankar, India's envoy to the US who was seen as having played a catalytic role in the turnaround in bilateral ties, Thursday assumed charge as foreign secretary, a day after the government in a late-night announcement "curtailed" the two-year tenure of incumbent Sujatha Singh seven months before her term was to end

  • India, Sri Lanka pledge to build better ties

    Nine days after President Maithripala Sirisena took office, Sri Lanka and India Sunday pledged to deepen their relations, with New Delhi agreeing to work "closely and extensively" with Colombo.

  • Dear minister, leave the Gita alone

    India’s External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj feels that the Gita should be made India’s national book 

  • Sushma Swaraj pushes for declaring Gita as national scripture

    Pushing for declaring Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said only a formal announcement remained in this regard, sparking a controversy with TMC and and Congress coming out with sharp responses

  • India sends aircraft, vessels to resolve water crisis in Maldives

    With the Maldivian capital facing an acute water crisis after a fire in the city's water treatment plant, India today sent an IAF transport aircraft and naval vessels carrying a large consignment of water to meet the immediate requirement of over 100,000 people

  • PM's foreign trips promote cooperation: Sushma Swaraj

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's engagements abroad have been aimed at promoting cooperation on skill development, advanced medical research and food security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday

  • No concrete proof of abducted Indians' fate, search on: Sushma Swaraj

     Amid media reports that the 39 abducted Indian workers in Iraq have been killed by Islamic State militants, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday acknowledged the government "does not have concrete proof" of the men being alive or dead and is continuing to search for them based on "six indirect sources"

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